Events, meetings, conferences and trainings

FIDELIO aims to train the next generation of scientists in order to tackle the challenges of diabetic bone disease from various angles and with the newest technologies available. Interdisciplinary training, intersectoral exchange and implementation of innovative approaches are the key. The training programme and experience of different international research environments cuts across traditional data and life sciences silos. The emphasis on translational research will support new collaborations between academics, the (bio)technology and health sector.


All ESRs will participate in network-wide meetings/events designed to complement the local research training of young researchers. These Meetings will be arranged so that each provides: courses on relevant research issues, presentation of the fellows‘ work and complementary skills/training.

Think ahead summer school on transferable skills

University of Sheffield, UK

July 6-8, 2020

2nd Supervisory Board Meeting

Dresden, Germany

September, 21-22th

Critical Appraisal of Real-World Evidence

ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

October 2020

World Diabetes Day conference and course

UNIGE, Geneve, Switzerland

November, 14th

Fundamentals of mechanical testing and computational modelling of bone and Mid-term review meeting

UKE, Hamburg, Germany

#7 Basics of RNA isolation using spin column-based extraction kits

Location: Qiagen, Hilden, Germany
Date: April 15-16, 2021

This 2 day workshop we will outline the complete workflow from samples collection, nucleic acid extraction as well as downstream analysis. During the workshop we will cover the necessity of stabilization, the right choice of the extraction method and the requirements for the downstream analysis. It will also include a practical approach for miRNA isolation and downstream analysis.

Monthly Webinar Series

Each month, FIDELIO offers hour-long webinars on topics of key interest to mainly Fidelio ESRs in nonformal settings to expand the scope of knowledge of the programme.

Next Webinar in June!

FIDELIO webinars are open to all, with registration. To register, please send us a message through our contact form, including your email address and organisation, if applicable.


An introduction to diabetes and bone

Diabetic bone disease seen through the eyes of a clinician

Speaker: Dr Morten Frost, SDU
Date: Thursday, 18th June 2020, 2-3pm CEST

Open Data using our own completed data management plan as an example

Speaker: N.N. TUD
Date: Thursday, 16th July 2020, 2-3pm CEST

Genetics of rare bone diseases

Speaker: Uwe Kornak
Date: Thursday, 17th September 2020, 4-5pm